Tag: General news

California Wildfire Threatens 1,000 Homes

Californiaโ€™s Powerhouse wildfire grew overnight to 19,500 acres and now threatens around 1,000 homes. The fire has already destroyed six homes and damaged nine other buildings. The fire is currently at 20% containment and officials hope to have it fully contained by Wednesday. 2,000 firefighters are fighting to stop the fireโ€™s spread. NBCLA

Powerful Blast Injures Up To 40 In Prague

A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble. It was not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street, in Prague’s Old Town, at about 10 a.m., but it was likely a…

Swedish Police Find Drugs And A Stun Gun On Justin Bieber’s Tour Bus

Swedish police have found drugs on pop sensation pop sensation Justin Bieber’s tour bus. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom revealed a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were found when officers raided the empty bus parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. They have refused to reveal identify…

Russian Tycoon Found Dead In UK Home

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, 67, was found dead at his home in England on Saturday. Police are treating his death as unexplained and investigating further. Berezovsky, who at one time held significant political clout, fled Russia after a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP

Power Outages Big Fear As Storm Bears Down On DC

After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington and…

Florida Sinkhole Swallows Man

A man swallowed by sinkhole under his bedroom in Florida is believed dead, authorities said early Friday, after monitoring equipment found no signs of life. Using radar, engineers determined the sinkhole is about 100 feet in diameter, but it is not visible above ground except from inside the house. CNN

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…

Complete Inauguration Schedule Listed Here – All Events – Let’s PARTY

9.a.m. Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 9:30 a.m. Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs 10 a.m. U.S. Marine Band performs 11:14 a.m. First lady…

Amy Winehouse Inquest: Singer Drank Herself To Death

Singer Amy Winehouse died after drinking too much alcohol, a second inquest has confirmed. > Dr Shirley Radcliffe, St Pancras Coroner, recorded a verdict of misadventure, the same as the original inquest in October 2011. The hearing also heard the same evidence as the first inquest. > The hearing was told the star was more…

Sandy Hook Kids Face 1st Classes Since Shooting

Classes resumed Thursday for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since last month’s massacre in Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators. With their original school still being treated as a crime scene, the more than 400 students are attending classes at a refurbished school in the…